Active Transportation: Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits
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2018    Fact Sheet, Report

Complete Streets policies, together with bicycle and pedestrian plans, are two key tolls used by cities and counties to support community visions and goals for walking and bicycling and health.

2018    Toolkit

This guide will help California communities understand the process of applying to the Active Transportation Program, with our recommendations for how to plan for, draft and submit your application.

2018    Toolkit

Walk audits can be informal and casual, or can include city councilmembers, traffic engineers, and detailed forms. In this toolkit, we give you the tools to hold your own walk audit that will help you achieve the goals of your community.

2018    Toolkit

Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended daily physical activity for children and youth. This guide will help you create maps of recommended routes for students to walk with their families or in groups.

2017    Report

This report looks at the cost savings and economic benefits of investments in active transportation and Safe Routes to School—including medical cost savings from improving safety, reducing costs of obesity due to increased physical activity, and increases in economic benefits such as increased rents or property values, tourism revenue, and more jobs.

2017    Toolkit, Report
March 7, 2017

This handbook was created to support Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in fulfilling Federal requirements to fully consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. The handbook provides guidance for metropolitan transportation plans and regional pedestrian and bicycle plans. 

2017    Toolkit, Report
March 7, 2017

This handbook was created to support Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in fulfilling Federal requirements to fully consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. The handbook provides guidance for metropolitan transportation plans and regional pedestrian and bicycle plans. 

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2017    Report

This report highlights the potential benefits from closer alignment between Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero, explains how to get involved, and offers examples of what Safe Routes to School advocates can push for in Vision Zero action plans that would improve safety for children.

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2016    Report, Research

Key takeaway:

  • Complete Streets approaches create a safe transportation network for all travel modes and for people of all ages and abilities. This report provides national trends in Complete Streets policies and highlights exemplary policies implemented in 2015.
2016    Toolkit, Report

This guide can help communities ensure their Complete Streets policy becomes more than words on paper and creates real, on-the-ground change. It focuses on how public health practitioners, in particular, can collaborate with other agencies to implement Complete Streets.